Pennsylvania parents file medical malpractice lawsuit after baby dies one day after birthDecember 10th, 2012 by Gabriel Z. Levin
Two Pennsylvania parents made the decision to file a medical malpractice lawsuit on November 9 after negligent care during the woman's labor led to their infant's death. The documents, which were submitted in the Pennsylvania Court of Common Pleas in Bucks County, named the defendants as St. Mary Medical Center, Catholic Health East, the doctor present during the delivery and the Women's Specialists of Bucks County.
Before noticing contractions, the mother had been told by medical professionals that she had a low-lying placenta, which leads to placenta previa. This condition can cause severe bleeding, preterm labor and birth defects if not addressed by doctors.
The situation was not resolved or taken care of and the mother went into labor on June 13, six weeks before her due date. She was told that to deliver the baby safely, doctors would need to perform a vacuum extraction to help it pass through the birth canal. During this process, the infant's heartbeat became distressed, and he appeared lifeless after the plaintiff delivered him.
The infant was taken to the neonatal intensive care unit, where he was closely monitored. The lawsuit alleges that the baby did not die painlessly. Instead, he endured respiratory and cardiovascular malformations that caused a great deal of pain before passing away 24 hours after his birth.
The parents of the infant are seeking more than $50,000 in damages.
If your loved one has suffered because of someone else's negligent care, you may consider scheduling a consultation with a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer. These experienced and locally based professionals can assess your claim, try your case in court and help you recover damages you may be entitled to.